Changing Programs or Adding a Second Program

Are you interested in adding a second program or certificate or in changing to a different program? Here are your options.

 

Adding a Minor (Enrolled Degree-Seeking Students)

If you are currently enrolled in good standing in a master's degree program, you can request to add a minor as follows:

  • Meet with the department chair or program director for the graduate program associated with the minor and discuss in advance whether you could be admitted to the program.
  • Complete and submit the Add a Program Request form and submit it to the Graduate School.

Adding a Certificate or Second Degree Program (Enrolled Students ONLY)

If you are currently enrolled as a graduate student, you can request to add a certificate program or a second degree as follows:

  • Students enrolled only in a graduate certificate program are only permitted to add another graduate certificate program.
  • Degree-seeking students of any level may add a graduate certificate program.
  • A master's degree seeking student may add a second master's degree program provided less than 50% of the current degree program has been completed.
  • Meet with the program director for the certificate or degree program you wish to add and discuss in advance whether you could be admitted to the program.
  • Complete the online Add a Program Request form and submit it for review.
  • If you are eligible, we will then send a formal request for an admission recommendation to the program director for the certificate or degree program you requested to add.
  • You may not add a program if you intend to graduate in the term in which the program is added.
  • If you are recommended for admission, we will inform you and arrange for the second program to be added to your record effective immediately.
  • Note: You must apply for completion of the second program after all requirements are met. This is required even if you have also applied to complete a degree or another certificate program.

Changing to a Different Certificate or Degree Program (Enrolled Students ONLY)

If you are currently enrolled in a graduate certificate or degree program, you can request to change to a different program.  You can request to change to a different program as follows:

  • Certificate students may change certificate programs but may not request to change to degree-seeking.
  • A degree-seeking student may request to move into a different program at the same level or below. (A master's student may change to a different master's degree program or to a graduate certificate program.)
  • Meet with the program director for the new, proposed program and discuss in advance whether you could be admitted to the program.
  • Complete the online Change of Program Request form and submit it.
  • If  you choose to change programs and your request is approved, you will no longer be enrolled in your current program.
  • We will then send a formal request for an admission recommendation to the program director for the new, proposed program.
  • If you are recommended for admission, we will inform you and update your enrollment record to reflect the new program effective immediately.

Removing a Previously Added Minor, Certificate, or Degree Program

To have a previously added minor, certificate, or degree program removed, simply submit the online Remove a Program Request form.

 

All Other Changes

Most other changes require a new application to the Graduate School. Please contact us at gradadmissions@appstate.edu to check the procedures.